Thursday, December 23

Christmas Tag Tin

By now, those of us who celebrate the wonderful season of Christmas are knee deep in wrapping paper and constricted with wayward pieces of tape!! I was determined to get some of my mess under control, so I decorated a little bandaid tin with left over scraps of Christmas paper, a cute Santa Claus rubon and some ribbon for a very festive way to contain my gift tags. Now I just have to endeavour not to lose the tin amongst all the paper!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sunday, December 19

Poinsettia Wreath

Free Printable #91

Designed: 30.09.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Another Wreath

Feel free to use this coloured image on any of your last minute cards or Christmas projects... perhaps you could make some personalised gift tags or table placecards before the big day arrives. Make several and put them in a little box to use as a last minute gift for those people who enjoy handmade items.

Thursday, December 16

Berry Wreath

Originally designed 30th September 2010.
Digitally remastered May 2017.
Original artwork by Beccy Muir, all rights reserved. Images are for personal use and must not be copied, swapped, shared, resold or mass produced without the express written permission of the artist.

Red Berry Wreath

This wreath looks really pretty printed out fairly small and mounted on nesting circles of cardstock in complimentary colours. It's not strictly a Christmas design, especially if you change the colours of the berries to blue or purple or even white. Have a play with the design and see what you come up with.

Sunday, December 12

Snowman with Holly

Free Printable #89

Designed: 17.08.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Holly Jolly Snowmen

Here is another snowman design. I've coloured him in two different styles... the first is the traditional snow white of a beautiful winter Christmas, and the second is a heavy duty hessian sackman from a fierce Aussie summer Christmas!

Friday, December 10

Christmas Joy Mini Album

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm positively breathing Christmas in the air!! This is easily my most favourite holiday of the year, and I think it's because of all the excitement, expectation and hope that fills people. Of course, the food isn't bad either! I've had this album ready for quite some time, but decided to wait until Christmas was a little closer to post it. It's made in the same style as the mini brad album I showed you in an earlier tutorial. Why not whip up a couple as a gift for someone special?

Wednesday, December 8

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Free Printable #88

copyright Beccy Muir

Twelfth Day of Christmas

Here's our little drummer to finish the Twelve Days of Christmas series. I hope you've all enjoyed the images as much as I have enjoyed creating them, and I hope you find some inspiration for your cards and Christmas projects.

On a personal note, we depart for the U.S. this morning, for six glorious weeks away from our regular routine! I have prepared a few automatic blog posts to keep you busy throughout December, but then I'm off air until the end of January.
I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year filled with crafting, good friends and lots of laughter.

Tuesday, December 7

Eleven Pipers Piping

Free Printable #87

Designed: 30.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Eleventh Day of Christmas

I feel quite sad to be coming to the end of this series - I've really enjoyed waiting to see who is coming out of my pencil each day, and then deciding on what colour their wardrobe will be! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and so, here's our piper to begin the final adieu...

Monday, December 6

Ten Lords a-Leaping

Free Printable #86

Designed: 30.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Tenth Day of Christmas

This leaping Lord, who I have nicknamed Leaping Leopold, was a hoot to colour! I really enjoyed everything about this chappy, from his flowing, fur lined cape to his fantastic soft leather boots. Although I still love the goose from Day 6, I think she might have been replaced in my favour by this joyous fellow.

Sunday, December 5

Nine Ladies Dancing

Free Printable #85

Designed: 29.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Ninth Day of Christmas

Day nine stars the divine Mrs. Claus busting a few moves! After all those milk maids I decided that having the literal amount of characters in the image really makes it impractical to colour and use on a card. Reducing the size so it will fit on a card front means that you lose a lot of the detail, not to mention that it's practically impossible to get your colours in such tiny little spaces.

Saturday, December 4

The Black Swan

Hi All.
Living in Australia I take it for granted that everyone knows about the existence of black swans, which are native to this country. I believe there are also populations in New Zealand and some parts of Europe, although I'm not 100% certain of that. Anyway, I noticed that a few of you were surprised by my choice of colour and I just wanted to show you that where the idea came from.

Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eight Maids A-Milking

Free Printable #84
Designed: 28.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Friday, December 3

Eighth Day of Christmas

These ladies were very enjoyable to work with. To me, it looks like they are all having a drink together at the office Christmas party! You could make them look more seasonal by using traditional Christmas colours for the dresses and caps, but I quite liked the multi-colours. Oh, and you can also decide what beverage is going in those cups they are swinging around... I opted for the safe path and gave them all a nice glass of fresh milk!

Seven Swans are Swimming

Free Printable #83

Designed: 28.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Seventh Day of Christmas

I'm happy with the way this Australian Black Swan turned out, but I have to admit that it was really, really difficult to colour. If you are going to have a go at it, I would suggest printing it at a very generous size so you can get into all the fiddly areas around the vine and white swans.

Thursday, December 2

Six Geese A-Laying

Free Design #82

Designed: 28.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Sixth Day of Christmas

This is it! This is my favourite of all the designs I've done so far. I love the smug look on her face as she sits in her beautifully decorated nest wearing a nice new red scarf. I don't know how she came to have these items, but by her expression I would bet she intends to keep them!

Wednesday, December 1

Thank You

I would like to say a quick thank you to everyone who leaves comments here on my blog. I really enjoy reading through them and get such a chuckle out of some of the things that are written. I'm also touched by how generous you all are with your compliments... it's very much appreciated.
I'm really pleased that you are enjoying the drawings I post and can find something useful and fun to do with them. You are all most sincerely welcome.

Five Golden Rings

Free Printable #81

Designed 27.11.10
copyright Beccy Muir

Fifth Day of Christmas

I didn't realise how many birds there are in the Twelve Days of Christmas until I came to design day five and realised there were no feathers to draw. This little girl was inspired by my beautiful daughter Madison.